Books

Aspects' prides itself on having Perth's best selection of gardening books, from Australian native flora through to garden design and propagation. Our selection also includes a wide range of books on travel, art and design, natural and cultural history, cooking, and Australian and children’s literature.
The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthRichard Flanagan A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of l...

The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthRichard Flanagan A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This savagely beautiful...

$22.95

Milkwood Milkwood

Milkwood

Milkwood: Real skills for down-to-earth livingKirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar Get started living a...

Milkwood: Real skills for down-to-earth livingKirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar Get started living a homegrown life with the hugely popular Aussie permaculture educators, Milkwood. The skills that we learn bind our lives together. Do you want to know how to grow your own food? Or how to keep bees? How to forage for edible seaweed along the shoreline, or wild greens down by the stream? Maybe you're curious about growing mushrooms or how to grow the perfect tomato. You're invited to make these ski...

$45.00

Kookaburras love to laugh. Kookaburras love to laugh.

Kookaburras love to laugh.

Kookaburras love to laugh.Laura and Philip Bunting It is no laughing matter when you are the most...

Kookaburras love to laugh.Laura and Philip Bunting It is no laughing matter when you are the most serious bird in the borough. Kookaburras love to laugh. They laugh when it is sunny, or rainy, or windy. They laugh for no reason at all. When one serious kookaburra decides to flee the jokers, and goes to find a more suitable flock, he finds that perhaps he might just be in the right place after all. For ages four to eight years old

$17.95

Bush Tukka Guide

Bush Tukka Guide

Bush Tukka GuideSamantha Martin In this gorgeous and compact book, Samantha Martin – the ‘Bush Tu...

Bush Tukka GuideSamantha Martin In this gorgeous and compact book, Samantha Martin – the ‘Bush Tukka Woman’ – shares her knowledge and love of bush tukka as taught to her by her mother and other Aboriginal elders. Her 'Bush Tukka Guide' offers rich and wonderful insights into how Aboriginal people survived for centuries unearthing the bounty of this sometimes lush and often desolate land.  The book is divided into three chapters covering plants, animals and some recipes to get you started usi...

$22.95

Australian Grasses

Australian Grasses

Australian Grasses: A Gardener's Guide to Native Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and GrasstreesNick Roman...

Australian Grasses: A Gardener's Guide to Native Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and GrasstreesNick Romanowski Most Australian grasses are as spectacularly beautiful as the finest the rest of the world has to offer, while naturally being better adapted to the varied Australian climates. This book describes around 200 species of grasses, sedges, rushes, grasstrees and related plants, and is illustrated with photos taken in rainforests, wetlands, mallee scrub, and gardens from around the country.

$29.95

The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit in Australia

The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Frui...

Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit in Australia: The definitive sourcebook for growing,...

Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit in Australia: The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cookingMatthew Biggs, Jekka Mcvicar and Bob Flowerdew Encyclopedic in scope, 'The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit in Australia' is the definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home. Featuring over 100 different herbs, 70 vegetables and 100 fruits, this magnificent guide will help, encourage and inspire novices and experienced ...

$59.95

A Botanical Journey A Botanical Journey

A Botanical Journey

A Botanical Journey: The Story of the Western Australian HerbariumRoger Underwood Explore the Wes...

A Botanical Journey: The Story of the Western Australian HerbariumRoger Underwood Explore the Western Australian botanical journey through many fascinating personalities: botanists, internationally famous scientists, artists and more in this well-researched book by Roger Underwood. "Care for the heritage of our natural environment needs legislative protection, but it needs much more: knowledge, affection, associations, stories..." - George Seddon in 'The Old Country'.

$64.95

The Oldest Foods on Earth

The Oldest Foods on Earth

The Oldest Foods on Earth: A History of Australian Native Foods with RecipesJohn Newton 'This is ...

The Oldest Foods on Earth: A History of Australian Native Foods with RecipesJohn Newton 'This is a book about Australian food, not the foods that European Australians cooked from ingredients they brought with them, but the flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples for over 50,000 years. It is because European Australians have hardly touched these foods for over 200 years that I am writing it.' - John Newton We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun foods that grew her...

$29.95

Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

Girt: The Unauthorised History of AustraliaDavid Hunt Girt. No word could better capture the esse...

Girt: The Unauthorised History of AustraliaDavid Hunt Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia. In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. 'Girt' introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of 'felony of sock', and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first anima...

$29.95

Lets Propagate!

Lets Propagate!

Let's Propagate!: A plant propagation manual for AustraliaAngus Stewart An indispensable guide to...

Let's Propagate!: A plant propagation manual for AustraliaAngus Stewart An indispensable guide to propagation for the home gardener and the nursery professional, from first principles to the latest techniques. If you're a gardener who buys everything from the standard and limited nursery range, then you are missing out on one of the most satisfying of all human endeavours - propagating your own plants. 'Let's Propagate' is for anyone interested in hands-on propagation in Australia, either pro...

$35.00

Companion Planting in Australia

Companion Planting in Australia

Companion Planting in AustraliaBrenda Little In this age of increasing hostility towards chemical...

Companion Planting in AustraliaBrenda Little In this age of increasing hostility towards chemical control of the food we eat, 'Companion Planting' is the ideal guide to working with nature. 'Companion Planting' is a notebook of gardening tips compiled from Brenda Little's observations as well as suggestions from like-minded gardeners. Entertaining and often anecdotal, Brenda's notes are arranged alphabetically, allowing the reader to easily search for a particular plant or garden pest. Her su...

$22.95

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd editionFully Revised and Expanded, A Travel Guide to Indig...

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd editionFully Revised and Expanded, A Travel Guide to Indigenous AustraliaMarcia Langton The second edition of this landmark travel guide, written by one of this country's most highly respected First Nations voices. 'Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition' is the essential follow-up to Australia’s landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia, Welcome to Country. In this extensively updated edition, Marcia Langton offers a full range of Indigenous...

$50.00